Well it is the second Handmade Monday of 2016 and it has been a freezing few days here in Manchester. We had a bit of snow last night but most of it seems to have disappeared by this morning. Given the cold, dull January weather I thought I would share some of my colourful creations this week. I made these cute little rainbow cakes over the winter period. They are available as necklaces or key rings and I just loved making them. They are made from polymer clay - one of my great passions and favourite media.
|Rainbow Cake Keyrings|
The process of making these little cakes takes ages - from mixing all the colours and preparing the clay, to cutting and texturing the cakes to baking and decorating. These little cakes were pretty much a full day's work.
|The 'decorating' phase.|
Between us, we use a wide range of media to create our pieces. From polymer clay to resin, to beading and metal stamping......we both love learning new techniques and styles. One of the great things about crafting is there is always something new to learn. At the moment we are developing a new range of handstamped metal jewellery. Last week we featured our new name plate necklaces and this week we have added some simple handstamped initial necklaces. Simple, yet stylish.
|Handstamped Initial Necklaces|
|Cute stamped 'S' necklace|